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family law matter

family law matter

At the DeVries Law Firm, P.A. we assist on a variety of family law matters throughout thenortheastofFlorida


The decision to get a divorce, or the decision of what to do should your partner file for divorce, can bethe most difficult that you will make. While providing high quality legal services we also provide a caringatmosphere to ease concerns throughout theprocess.Whether your divorce is contested oruncontested, we can handle it all from start to finish.We ensure that all of your interests are protected,and take care of all paperwork that you’ll need to have filed. This allows our clients to concentrateonthe next phase of their lives.Areas covered include annulment, uncontested divorce, contested divorce,divorces including minorchildren, divorces including adopted children, high net worth divorces, domestic violence, division ofproperty, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, enforcement of a divorce decree,alimony,and military divorce


Few cases can make a person want to dig their heels in a fight like child custody. We are wellexperienced in the nuance of what the courtsare looking for in these cases. Florida’s family courtsprefer shared parental responsibility, however we understand that there are times when that is notwhat is in the child’s best interests.Time-sharing arrangements also fall under child custody, whichweutilize a variety of different schedules to craft an arrangement that can best suit your work schedule,children’s extra-curricular schedule, distance between the parents, and many other factors.Areas covered include visitation and time-sharing, parental relocation, modification of a parenting plan,grandparent rights, and same-sex child custody issues.


In Florida, both parents are responsible for the financial well-being of the child. In many cases, theparents are able to work out anagreement that adequately works for all parties involved. However,there are times when what is being offered will not satisfy the needs of the child, or an agreement thatis in place needs to be modified due to a change in the financial circumstances of the parent


In Florida, if the mother is unmarried at the time of the birth of the child, then paternity will need to beestablished in order for the mother to file for child support, or for the father to establish visitation withthe child.

There are times when a parent will need to disestablish paternity.The legal parent is not always thebiological parent. This can happen through a variety of means, including use of sperm donor, deception,stepparent adoption, etc.

Areas covered include establishment of paternity, disestablishment of paternity, and sperm donorrights.


When in a relationship, whether married or not, nobody should have to deal withany form of domesticviolence. There are several different types of injunction that you can file, however, you will want tomake sure you file the correct type depending on the nature of what has happened and the legalrepercussions of each type of injunction. We can make sure that you are filing the proper forms tofitthe legal needs you will have to protect yourself from future violence against you, whether that bephysical, sexual, or stalking in nature.

Areas covered include injunctions for domestic violence, sexual violence, repeat violence, stalking, anddating violence.

Sadly there are times when a partner will file an injunction for unscrupulous purposes. Ifyou have beenserved with an injunction with false allegations, we also handle defense of injunctions


Few things are most wonderful that adoption, and we look forward to assisting with this process. Thereare several different types of adoption with different legal standards for each. Please reach out to makesure everything runs smoothly and as quickly as possible.

Areas covered are termination of parental rights, grandparent adoption, step-parent adoption, fostercare adoption, adult adoption,relative adoption, and foreign adoption

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